intouch-chiropractic-nucca-upper-cervical-care-nervous-system-is-the-master-controller-headaches-migraines-vertigo-dizziness chiropractor near meA Common Myth About Concussions

We commonly associate concussions with sports, but in reality… any injury that shakes or rattles the brain can be harmful. You may be thinking, “I don’t play football, soccer or hockey.” However, bumping your head on a hard surface or even in a car accident can be enough to cause a traumatic brain injury.

The first 7 days after a head injury are critical, and some patients only show symptoms 48 hours after the injury. Get help as soon as possible

Common Concussion Symptoms Include

  • Brain Fog

  • Fatigue

  • Light sensitivity

  • Sound Sensitivity

  • Headaches

  • Inability to Concentrate

  • Poor Memory

  • Balance Problems

  • Incoordination

If You Suspect a Concussion

It’s better to take extra precautions if you suspect a concussion. Most patients don’t realize the severity of  a direct or indirect hit to the head or body causing even a mild concussion. Whether a concussion is mild or severe, all concussions should be treated as a serious injury to avoid long-lasting consequences. It is critical that you are fully evaluated within the first 7-10 days of the incident.

Immediately After the Trauma

  • Make sure you stay awake for the first 2-3 hours immediately  after the incident. We recommend having a friend or family member with you to monitor you continuosly. Do not spend this critical window of time alone.
  • Have someone drive you. Do not drive yourself or be left alone.
  • After the initial 2-3 hours, sleep in 2-3 hour increments.
  • It is critical that someone wake you up every 3 hours. Have them ask you simple questions like where you live, what year it is, etc. If you are unable to answer them, get immediate help as a more serious brain injury has possibly occurred.

Go to the Emergency Room Right Away if You Experience the Following:

  • Quick deterioration of your symptoms
  • Severe headache that came on suddenly
  • Slurred or slow speech
  • Inability to be woken up
  • Multiple vomiting episodes
  • Inability to answer simple questions

Get help right away. The first few days are critical in being able to recover quickly and avoiding Post-Concussion Syndrome.

Want an upper cervical expert on your health team? Call us today at (619) 313-5403.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a blow to the head that can occur with or without losing consciousness.

In the past it was believed that the symptoms were transient, but we now know that this is not always the case. Patients can suffer from long-term fatigue, light and sound sensitivity, brain fog, headaches, and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination for many years. This condition is known as Post-Concussion Syndrome.

Post Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome affects 10-20% of concussion sufferers. There are several factors that cause post-concussion syndrome; one of them being an unresolved neck injury.

These complex cases require a co-managed approach and require more time to resolve. Since this is an invisible injury, many times patients do not take the time to rest their brain to fully recover. Even if you only suspect a concussion, it is very important to get professional help right away.

Providing Concussion Treatment to our Patients

You cannot have a concussion without also having a neck injury. The head and neck are intimately connected and it is critical that both injuries be managed right away. Our doctors have post-graduate training in assessing and treating head and neck injures.

Our upper cervical care doctors have extensive experience in stabilizing the neck and providing concussion treatment so patients heal faster. We also co-manage complex cases with other providers.

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